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In some structures, the loading and connections are such that the members are effectively independent. For example, in triangulated structures with joint loads, any ﬂexural effects are secondary, and the members can be assumed to act as if pin-jointed, while in rectangular frames with simple ﬂexible connections the moment transfers between beams and columns may be ignored. In such cases, the response of the structure is obtained directly from the individual member responses. 12. Thus, it has been traditional to assume that a steel structure behaves elastically under the service loads.
Many values of these coefficients are tabulated in , but in special cases where these are inappropriate, the results of wind tunnel tests on model structures may be used. In some cases it is not sufficient to treat wind loads as static forces. For example, when fatigue is a problem, both the magnitudes and the number of wind fluctuations must be estimated. In other cases, the dynamic response of a structure to wind loads may have to be evaluated (this is often the case with very flexible structures whose long natural periods of vibration are close to those of some of the wind gusts), and this may be done analytically [30, 31], or by specialists using wind tunnel tests.
5) in which is the number of cycles of a particular stress range and nim the constant amplitude fatigue life for that stress range. 5 by using the curves marked αs=5 in Fig. 10. Designing against fatigue involves a consideration of joint arrangement as well as of permissible stress. Joints should generally be so arranged as to minimize stress concentrations and produce as smooth a ‘stress flow’ through the joint as is practicable. This may be done by giving proper consideration to the layout of a joint, by making gradual changes in section, and by increasing the amount of material used at points of concentrated load.